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October 21, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Seahawks add tight end Brett Brackett, waive RaShaun Allen

The Seahawks made a couple of roster moves today,  claiming tight end Brett Brackett off waivers after waiving tight end RaShaun Allen to create room on the 53-man roster.

Seattle also signed middle linebacker L.J. Fort to the practice squad, as had earlier been reported. Seattle had two openings on the practice roster, so it did not need to make a move to add fort.

Brackett, a 6-5, 246-pounder, is a Penn State grad who played in two games for Tennessee before being waived. He’s previously been on the rosters, but without playing, of Miami, Jacksonville, Philadelphia and Arizona.

He’s more of an “athletic” tight end who for a time was a receiver at Penn State.

Allen was called up from the practice squad and played 14 snaps Sunday against the Rams due to an injury to Luke Willson.

Willson is expected back this week, and the assumption  would be Allen might return to the practice squad unless he’s signed to another team’s 53.

It was reported earlier today that the Seahawks tried out three fullbacks without signing any as they look for a replacement for the injured Derrick Coleman.

 

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